Capitol Updates from State Rep. Dave Considine

May 15, 2015

Dear friend,

I'll be quick: I just wanted to make sure you knew about the topics and agencies the Joint Finance Committee will be discussing next Tuesday and Thursday. Next week's agenda includes some "heavy lifting": the Departments of Corrections, Transportation, Public Instruction, and more. Soon, Joint Finance members will also make decisions about ADRCs, IRIS, and long-term care. We have heard that leadership in the majority party plans to change Governor Walker's proposals on these programs - but we need your voices and outreach to ensure that this holds true.



If you have not yet contacted JFC to share your thoughts on the budget, now is a great time to do so! Contact information for all committee members is available here: Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or concerns. You can email me at, or give me a call at (608) 266-7746.





Rep. Dave Considine

81st Assembly District



Joint Finance Upcoming Budget Topics

All executive sessions are held at 10:00 AM in room 412 East in the State Capitol. You can also watch online for free at The Legislative Fiscal Bureau's papers associated with each agency can be found by clicking here.


Tuesday, May 19th:

  • Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority

  • Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Budget Management and Compensation Reserves

  • Department of Employee Trust Funds

  • Drug Screening and Testing

  • Department of Corrections (DOC)

  • Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

Thursday, May 21st:

  • Department of Health Services (DHS)

  • Government Accountability Board (GAB)

  • Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)

  • Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS)

  • Forward WI Development Authority/Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

  • Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)

  • Department of Transportation (DOT)

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact me at or (608) 266-7746.



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